Get out and about with friends, family or on your own, and organise a sponsored walk.

Rural ramble or city stroll? It’s all up to you. Just pick your route, choose your distance and get walking. This is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors while making a big difference. So dust off your hiking boots and get walking for anyone affected by breast cancer.

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Top tips for organising a fundraising walk

  • Set yourself a target distance: before you start, have a think about how long you want the walk to be. Whether you want to have a long walk over one day or try to achieve a certain number of steps over a longer period – don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. Go for something that you’ll be proud of when all is said and done!
     
  • Pick the place: location is important, and the best part about a walking challenge is it’s all up to you. Maybe a stroll through where you grew up, or pick something based on the sights you’ll see along the way.
     
  • Get your group together: make your walk more social by getting friends or family involved. Let everyone know the start location and time, and make sure everyone has weather-ready clothing to hand. You could even have a BBQ or picnic afterwards to celebrate your achievement! Ask everyone to collect their own sponsorship or donate to take part.
     
  • Track it: finding out how far you’ve gone or how many steps you’ve done has never been easier. Strava is a great app for a walking challenge – it tracks how far you’ve walked and how many steps you’ve taken in real time. And it’s free! There’s information on how to link your Strava to your online JustGiving page here. You can also use our step tracker to stay on top of your progress.
     
  • Get prepared: look the part in a Breast Cancer Now t-shirt. Just let us know you’d like one by emailing us at community@breastcancernow.org, and we’ll send one your way. We’ve also got sponsorship forms that you can download from our website if you’re planning on asking for cash donations.
     
  • Shout about it: make sure you share your walking challenge all over social media. Tell people what you’re doing, and share your JustGiving page so they can donate. On the day, tell everyone how far you’ve gone – share photos and screenshots of the distance walked. You could even promise to do the walk in fancy dress if you hit a certain fundraising target. This will keep people invested and the donations coming in!
     

Before you get started...

Make sure to read the legal information on fundraisers, it contains lots of important information you’ll need to know before you set out on making your event a reality.

Remember you can always get in touch with us at community@breastcancernow.org if you want to talk about your plans. 

Got a plan in place or looking for more inspiration? Request our fundraising pack today to get started!

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